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Hilligoss Ready To Take Next Step In Tampa

Hilligoss wants to be more than a contact hitter

Over the past season and a half, Mitch Hilligoss has proven to be one of the most dynamic contact hitters in the Yankees' farm system, but he realizes he still has work to do. His goals heading in to Spring Training were to improve his power, his patience at the plate, and honing his defensive game, and those will remain his focus in the Florida State League this season.

"A lot of it was just trying to stay tall off the plate and trying to get at the ball a little deeper and creating some backspin," Mitch Hilligoss said of improving his power. "Hopefully seeing the ball deeper will allow me to see the ball better and get better pitches to hit." His approach at the plate has always been very methodical, utilizing good technique instead of becoming frustrated...

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